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    Resources for Santa Clara County

    This is a list of local resources for teens in Santa Clara County, California. Also, see our list of 24-hour crisis lines and hotlines if you need fast answers to some serious issues.

    HEALTH CARE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES [back to top]
    City of Palo Alto Family Resources
    Find resources and service providers in Palo Alto.
    (650) 965-3323
    Mountain View

    (650) 327-8717
    Palo Alto
    (English and Spanish)
    May View Community Clinic (confidential)
    Provides general medical care and referral to other agencies for specialized care for people of all ages, with no restrictions on income level. Does not provide emergency care. Sliding fee scale or co-payment.
    Health and Human Care Programs
    COUNSELING [back to top]
    (650) 853-2904Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
    (800) 704-0900
    (24 hours)
    Santa Clara County Mental Health Call Center
    Counseling and referrals.
    (650) 321-5272KARA Grief Support
    Compassionate support to those who are grieving a death or facing a life-threatening illness.
    SMOKING, ALCOHOL, AND ADDICTION [back to top]
    (650) 424-0852Adolescent Counseling Services
    Counseling, treatment, and education for substance abuse.
    Santa Clara and San Mateo County
    (408) 374-8511
    (24 hours)
    Alcoholics Anonymous: Santa Clara County
    Find meetings
    Cocaine Anonymous, South Bay
    Find meetings
    (408) 450-0796Marijuana Anonymous, South Bay
    Find meetings
    (408) 998-4200Narcotics Anonymous, Greater San Jose
    Find meetings
    (707) 422-9234Narcotics Anonymous, Northern California Region
    Find meetings
    STD AND HIV RESOURCES [back to top]
    (415) 487-3000San Francisco AIDS Foundation
    Information. Not a 24-hour crisis line.
    SUICIDE AND CRISIS HOTLINES [back to top]
    (855) 278-4204
    (24 hours)
    Santa Clara County Mental Health Services
    24-Hour Suicide and Crisis Line
    (650) 961-2622
    Runaway Homeless Hotline
    (24 hours)
    Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)
    Drug and alcohol prevention and treatment for teenagers including family counseling and a short-term place to live.
    (888) 247-7717
    (24 hours)
    Contact Cares
    A health, relationship, crisis, and information referral line for teens. This is a dispatch service that connects the caller directly to needed services.
    GRIEF AND LOSS [back to top]
     Directory of San Francisco Bay Area Resources for Grief And Life-Threatening Illness

    (408) 243-0222
    Centre for Living with Dying
    Individual and small group grief support for adults, children, and families experiencing life-threatening illness or death of a loved one Santa Clara County.
    ABUSE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE [back to top]
    (800) 572-2782
    (24 hours)
    YWCA Silicon Valley
    Eliminating racism, hatred, and prejudice. Empowering women, children, and families.
    (408) 279-2962
    (24 hours)
    Next Door, Solutions to Domestic Violence
    (408) 975-5119Family & Children Services
    Provides programs and services that support the emotional well-being of our communities. Counseling and referral on many issues. Multilingual. Sliding scale fee.
    (408) 299-2071
    San Jose Area

    (408) 683-0601
    Gilroy/Morgan Hill Area

    (650) 493-1186
    Palo Alto Area
    Santa Clara County Social Services Agency: Child Abuse Reporting
    TEEN PROGRAMS BY CITY [back to top]
    (408) 615-3740City of Santa Clara Teen Center
    Programs and resources through Parks and Recreation.
    (650) 903-6331City of Mountain View: Teen Services
    Many teen programs and services.
    (408) 777-3120City of Cupertino
    Programs and resources for teens.
    ACTIVITIES, CLUBS, AND ORGANIZATIONS [back to top]
    (650) 856-YMCA
    (650) 856-9622
    Palo Alto Family YMCA
    (408) 351-6400YMCA of the Santa Clara Valley
    (650) 646-6140Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula
    (408) 282-3119Santa Clara County 4-H Program
    4-H is an organization for youth, ages 5-19, that promotes hands-on learning and is based on parent and volunteer participation. The United States 4-H program is run through county Cooperative Extension offices, the University of California, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and a variety of volunteer councils and foundations at the county, state, and national levels.
    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES [back to top]
     Bay Area Volunteer Information Center
    EMPLOYMENT [back to top]
    (408) 730-7640NOVA Youth Employment Office


    Written By: Teens participating in the Summer Wellness Programs
    Reviewed By: Nancy Brown, Ph.D.
    Last Reviewed: October 2013

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